- "This hatchet can be used for close-range defense against zombies or players."
- — Item description
|Inv. spaces||1 utility slot, 3 if in Main inventory|
Hatchets are tools used to cut wood, and chop down trees. The word hatchet derives from the French word 'hache', while the word axe derives from a German word. The hatchet has also been used in combat. It was used by certain groups as a melee weapon, or as a thrown projectile.
The end of the hatchet's blade is grey. The cylinder that acts as the handle for the hatchet is a light beige, and connects to the other end of the hatchet, which is red.
The Hatchet is primarily used as a weapon to kill zombies. It cannot be used for any other purpose than dealing damage, such as gathering wood. It does roughly 30 damage to a user, killing one in 4 strikes.
Combat performance and recommended useEdit
The hatchet's firespeed is slow and the reach is short making it bad for player combat. It is an excellent melee weapon for remaining undetected while traveling, as it makes little sound while attacking zombies. It can kill all zombies, even military zombies, in 1 hit as long as they are hit with the sharpest edge of the hatchet.
- Before the melee system was updated, it took the slot of a primary weapon.
- There used to be a bug, which made it possible to kill your teammates with Crowbar and hatchet.
- Some players take the hatchet over the Sabre because it is easier to kill Military Zombies with a one shot headshot.